SA Business Journal: New UT Health Alzheimer’s institute scoring talent and cash

Posted on: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

By W. Scott Bailey

UT Health San Antonio has taken big strides in its effort to position the Alamo City as a major center for the study of Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders.

The organization’s new Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases has recruited a leader from one of the nation’s top bioscience hubs to serve as its founding director. It’s also secured tens of millions of dollars in funding support from area companies and philanthropists.

Dr. Sudha Seshadri, who has served as professor of neurology at Boston University since 1998, will lead the Biggs institute. She is expected to officially move into her new role in a few weeks.

Once in place, Seshadri will inherit an institute that’s mustered some major momentum over a relatively short history.

“We are working to recruit both clinicians and researchers,” Seshadri said.

She also noted that work is underway on new clinical trials and research space that should be operational next year. Some of that research will be aimed at prevention.

To read the full article, visit UT Health San Antonio Newsroom.

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